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Old 04-20-2016, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I can't find it anywhere ... Can anybody provide me with a breakdown of the league by race? I'm guessing Spanish speaking players make up at least 50%.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:17 PM
 
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From Manfred's 2015 report:

Latin players: 29.3%
American blacks: 8.3%
Asian: 1.2%
Caucasian: 58.8%
Other? (unaccounted for to make 100%): 2.4%

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25-Man Major League rosters
• 2015 Opening Day, the number of players from the 25-Man Major League rosters who identified themselves as African-American or Black was approximately 8.3 percent, which was an increase from 8.2 percent in 2014. The first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft featured the selections of five African-American players (five-of-34, 14.7 percent). African-American players accounted for 12 of the 73 selections that were made on the first day of the 2014 MLB draft.
• The percentage of Latino players increased from 28.4 percent in 2014 to 29.3 percent on 2015 opening day rosters.
• The percentage of Asian players decreased from two percent in 2014 to 1.2 percent in 2015.
• The percentage of white players decreased from 60.9 percent in 2014 to 58.8 percent in 2015.
So it doesn't seem like 2016 will be anywhere near 50% Latino.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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From Manfred's 2015 report:

Latin players: 29.3%
American blacks: 8.3%
Asian: 1.2%
Caucasian: 58.8%
Other? (unaccounted for to make 100%): 2.4%



So it doesn't seem like 2016 will be anywhere near 50% Latino.
Thank you. It just doesn't seem like white players outnumber Hispanic players 2:1.
And I believe you can count the number of black pitchers on one hand ... I think at one point in the '70's black players hit a high water mark of 38%.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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So it doesn't seem like 2016 will be anywhere near 50% Latino.
I think this is people's perception because there are far more than say 20 years ago, but yeah I don't see that happening soon.
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Old 01-15-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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[url]https://sabr.org/bioproj/topic/baseball-demographics-1947-2012[/url] is a great site for MLB demographics.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:43 PM
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The changing flow of MLB demographics over the years can be explained primarily by economic pressures, and little else. Escape from poverty, and later, the pursuit of serious wealth, has always been a primary driving factor, and the rapid advance in assimilation of fast-growing Afro-American middle and professional classes accounts for the peaking of black participation after 1980. And the success of the Latin baseball academies in recent years is surely driven by the emergence of globalization.

It should also be recognized that the notorious reserve clause was little more than an agreement in restraint of trade, one specifically legitimized by a political argument that without it, a handful of major-market franchises would dominate; ironically, the invalidation of the clause by the Supreme Court pretty closely paralleled the reduction of dominance in the American League by the often-cited New York Yankees.

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Old 10-12-2019, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Mogadishu, MN
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From Manfred's 2015 report:

Latin players: 29.3%
American blacks: 8.3%
Asian: 1.2%
Caucasian: 58.8%
Other? (unaccounted for to make 100%): 2.4%



So it doesn't seem like 2016 will be anywhere near 50% Latino.
You wouldn't know this from look at the Fox analysts after the games. 1 white, the rest are black or Hispanic. Social engineering is subtle (to most people).
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:05 PM
 
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You wouldn't know this from look at the Fox analysts after the games. 1 white, the rest are black or Hispanic. Social engineering is subtle (to most people).
Is the white guy even considered an analyst? I'm not sure what the position is actually called but in most shows like this they always have somebody that goes to school for the job then the people who actually played the sport.

Even on MLB Network they have 1 guy who has been only in the media then former players.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Mogadishu, MN
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Is the white guy even considered an analyst? I'm not sure what the position is actually called but in most shows like this they always have somebody that goes to school for the job then the people who actually played the sport.

Even on MLB Network they have 1 guy who has been only in the media then former players.
All the networks (TBS as well) have taken it upon themselves to make their analysts reflect anything BUT the makeup of the game. It is social engineering.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:36 PM
 
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Gary Sheffield and David Ortiz are awful.
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